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Label
1749-1789
Inclusive dates
1749-1789
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Language
eng
Summary
Account book of David Griffith (1742-1789) of Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Virginia, and New York, consisting of accounts and receipts. Also contains marriage fees received by Griffith while rector of Shelburne Parish in Loudoun County. Early entries were made by Griffith's father, David Griffith (d. 1771) of New York
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Biographical or historical data
David Griffith was born in 1742 in New York, New York. After attending school in New York, Griffith traveled to London, England, where he received a degree as a physician in 1762. He later entered the ministry and was ordained a priest by Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, 24 August 1770. The Church of England sent him to a mission in New Jersey where he remained a few years before accepting a position at Shelburne Parish in Loudoun County, Virginia. Becoming rector 23 December 1771, Griffith not only preached, but taught and practiced medicine as well. An advocate of independence, Griffith preached before the Virginia Convention in December 1775. During the Revolution, he served as surgeon of the Prince William County, Virginia, battalion, then was appointed chaplain of the 3rd Virginia Regiment 28 February 1776. When the regiment was mustered into the Continental Army, Griffith received a dual commission as chaplain and surgeon of the 3rd Virginia. After 3 years of service, he resigned from the army and went to Fairfax Parish with churches in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia. After the Revolution ended, Griffith helped form the Protestant Episcopal Church. He helped establish this church in Virginia and in the United States. He attended the General Conventions of the clergy, serving as president of the 2nd General Convention in 1786. Griffith married Hannah Colville (d. 1811) of New York and they had 8 children. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 August 1789, and was buried in Christ Church.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Account book
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
Brydon, G. M.
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000500866
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
v. (83 p.).

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